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  • 2/7/18: Reminder: The 2018 GHSWPA Spring Meeting will be on Saturday, February 24th, 2018, at 9:00a, at Pace Academy. Coaches and Team Reps for the 2018 season should plan on attending. An agenda will be sent via email prior to the meeting.

    Meeting

  • 1/28/18: Record 17 GA Players Named To USAWP SE Zone ODP Teams -- release courtesy of Stuart Sheldon

    USA Water Polo named a record seventeen players with Georgia ties to the six Olympic Development Program (ODP) teams/alternates for the Southeast Zone.

    The USAWP ODP selection process included two camps (Atlanta, Boca Raton) and a tournament (Boca Raton) from October to January. Players were required to attend at least one of the three events, where they were evaluated by Zone ODP coaches and members of the USAWP National Team coaching staffs.

    Here are team members and alternates with Georgia ties, by gender and age division (USAWP Club/GHSWPA Team) listed in alphabetical order by last name:

    Girls Youth (Birth years 2001-2002)
    Grace Lecoursier (Dynamo), Isabella Nuņez (Dynamo/Lakeside), Allison Vermaak (Dynamo/Wildcat), Ava Callis (Dynamo/Collins Hill)
    * Alternate - Molly Haynes (Dynamo/APS)

    Girls Cadet (2003)
    Elizabeth Blass (Dynamo/Lakeside)

    Girls Development (2004-2005)
    Maya Dickson (Dynamo/APS), Maria Fitzsimmons (Dynamo/Collins Hill), Sarah Fitzsimmons (Dynamo/Collins Hill), Elise Smith-Davids (Dynamo/APS)

    Boys Youth
    Brian Kent (Scots/Wildcat), Nicholas Linder (Dynamo/Norcross), Ethan Roman (Dynamo/APS)
    * Alternates - Arman Abdul (Dynamo), Drew Sheldon (Dynamo/APS)

    Boys Cadet
    Hayes Beamon (Dynamo/APS)

    Girls ODP All-Stars (Birth Year 2000) - Grace Sherman (Dynamo/APS) is one of 56 girls from across the U.S. named to four All-Star teams. Each team is coached by a National Team coach.

    * Alternates may be called up to join their respective team at any time up to February 11th.

    Boys ODP teams travel to Northern California to compete in the ODP National Championships February 23-25 in Pleasanton/Livermore. Girls ODP teams travel to their ODP National Championships March 9-11 in the same location. At the ODP National Championships, teams play against their counterparts from the twelve other Zones across the country. National Team coaches invite select ODP players to attend National Team Selection Camp events in May where they may be invited to join one of the USA National Teams.

    Congratulations to these seventeen talented, dedicated players, as well as the rest of the record 80+ Georgia players who participated in the 2017-2018 ODP process.

  • 1/27/18: [Updated listing] Spring water polo is right around the corner! Check out the scrimmage and learning opportunities below, and reach out to the related contact person to sign up your team or players for one game or many. Even if your team is not practicing this spring, consider joining in a one-off game to keep the momentum going for next fall! So many great opportunities to play water polo in the coming months!

    Location: GAC Natatorium
    Host: SPX and GAC
    Players: Middle-school players, aged 14-and-under
    Format: Intended for new or progressing middle school players
    Cost: Costs will be $75 per player
    Sign up: Contact Fr. Dan Rogaczewski at frdanroga@gmail.com

    • Saturday, March 3rd 11:30am - 5:30pm

    Location: Cumming Aquatic Center
    Opponent/Host: Forsyth Water Polo
    Teams: A, B, C, and Girls or any combination
    Format: 8 lanes, all deep; one referee
    Cost: Costs to the visitors will be $40 per hour of pool time, plus half of referee fees
    Sign up: Contact Scott Frederick at forsythwp@gmail.com

    • Saturday, March 17th 10:00am - 2:00pm
    • Saturday, March 24th (late afternoon only)
    • Saturday, March 31st 10:00am - 2:00pm
    • Saturday, April 14th 10:00am - 2:00pm
    • Saturday, April 21st 10:00am - 2:00pm
    • Saturday, April 28th 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Location: Mountain View Aquatic Center
    Opponent/Host: Kraken Water Polo
    Teams: A, B, C, and/or Girls or any combination
    Format: 6 lanes, all deep; one referee
    Cost: Cost to the visitors will be $45 per game, all inclusive
    Sign up: Contact Chris Sweitzer at sweitzercreek@juno.com

    • Saturday, March 17th 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    • Saturday, April 14th 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    • Saturday, April 21st 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    • Saturday, May 5th 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Location: Cherokee Aquatic Center
    Opponent/Host: Kraken Water Polo
    Teams: A, B, C and/or Girls, or any combination
    Format: 6 lanes, all deep; one referee
    Cost: Costs to the visitors will be $45 per game, all inclusive
    Sign up: Contact Chris Sweitzer at sweitzercreek@juno.com

    • Sunday, March 11th 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    • Sunday March 18th 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    • Sunday, March 25th 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    • Sunday, April 15th 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    • Sunday, April 22nd 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    • Saturday, April 28th 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    • Sunday, April 29th 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    • Sunday, May 6th 2:00pm - 5:00pm

    Location: Dynamo
    Host: Dynamo Masters
    Players: Middle-school players, and High-school players
    Format: Intended for area youth wanting to improve and learn new water polo skills
    Cost: Costs will be $80 per player before April 1st, or $100 per player after March 31st
    Sign up: Contact Dynamowpc@gmail.com or see info online

    • Middle-school players: Saturday, April 21st 2:00pm - 7:00pm
    • High-school players: Sunday, April 22nd 12:00pm - 6:00pm

    Also, don't forget about the Dynamo Youth Water Polo program, with practices starting on February 6th and running through June.

  • 12/27/17: Please find below a list of open positions within the GHSWPA we would like to fill by the Spring Meeting. Please help spread the word within any parent groups and specifically to anyone that has expressed an interest in helping with league management. Interested parties should contact the GHSWPA Board.

    • Vice President (elected position)
    • Treasurer (elected position)
    • League Development Director (elected position)
    • AWP/KAP7 Coordinator (appointed position)
    • D1/D2 Tournament Coordinators (appointed positions)
    • D3/Girls Coordinators (appointed positions)
    • Spring League Coordinator (appointed position)
    • Referee Coordinators (structure pending Board development)

  • 12/27/17: The 2017 season has been filed within the archives. Onward and upward, as the 2018 planning is underway!

  • 12/14/17: The GHSWPA is proud to announce that we have renewed our sponsorship agreement with KAP7 International, Inc. through December 2021.

    KAP7 International, Inc. KAP7 will continue to be the official ball of the GHSWPA, and will provide balls and related discounts to the league and its member clubs. In return, the GHSWPA will continue to allow KAP7 / Turbo ads to be placed within its assets, such as the league's website, venues and championship program.

    From Bradley Schumacher, President, KAP7 International, "[we are] proud to be the Georgia High School Water Polo Association's official water polo ball. We are pleased with the relationship and... [we] look forward to another 5 years."

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